There’s loads of great stuff on the agenda for WinHEC (how I wish I was going back down to LA…) but two things I wanted to highlight:   XPS Rasterization and XPSDrv Performance in Windows 7 – CON-C650 This chalk-talk begins with a brief architectural overview of XPSDrv, XPS rasterization service and dependencies, and XPSDrv…


Windows 7 @ PDC

Yesterday Steven announced Windows 7 in the PDC second day keynote. It’s been great to be in LA to see the initial reactions and to talk to all sorts of people that are incredibly passionate about the Windows ecosystem. You can watch the keynote at www.microsoftpdc.com and also find details and video of sessions. For…


Going to PDC or WinHEC?

Going to WinHEC or PDC? If so, the team would love to meet up, I’ll be down in Los Angeles for PDC next week and others from the team will be there the week after for WinHEC. Drop me a note via the contact link and I’ll fwd on to the team. The last PDC,…



PDC Tim has a nice post outlining some of what you might hear about if you’re going to PDC this year. Already there’s a load of interesting session abstracts on the PDC2008 site and it’s also been announced that “keynote attendees will be among the first to receive the pre-beta build of Windows 7”. Did…


PDC 2008

This year the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 27-30. Information is on http://www.microsoftpdc.com/ and registration is now open


WinHEC 2008

WinHEC is the only Microsoft conference that focuses on designing PCs, servers, and devices that run and interface with Microsoft Windows. This year, WinHEC 2008 is at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 5-7. Details are at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winhec/default.mspx and registration opens on July 29, 2008. There are also details on how to participate at…



Gail Nickel-Kailing reported on the combination of AIIM, OnDemand and Xplor XDU for whattheythink. One snippet highlighted in the report: Fascinating also was the emphasis on the “Xs” – XML and XPS, both on the display floor on the “blue side” – that is, the AIIM exhibit hall – and in the class offering Read…


XPS at Graph Expo 2007

Question: What do Xerox, Konica Minolta, Quark, Screen, Global Graphics, Xitron, Software Imaging, Zoran, Pagemark Technologies, Quality Logic and XPS Review have in common? Answer: They are all listed as sponsors of the XPS Land showcase at this year’s Graph Expo trade show for the prepress and printing industry. It’s always exciting to see people…


Not Quite a Winhec Round-up

I was going to do a round-up of XPS related stuff from WinHEC, but Feng had already done it so, like a true program manager, here’s a couple of pointers…. XPS at WinHEC 2007 XPS Performance — with some interesting info on Zoran’s XPS implementation If you’re a dev and haven’t found it already, you’ll want to…